13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kollam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 1 day

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 18th (Mon), stop by Leens Export, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kochi (Cochin). In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Kollam

— 3 nights
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Cathedral, then visit a coastal fixture at Thangassery Light House, then make a trip to Sree Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Port Kollam Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kollam online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kollam in 4.5 hours. January in Kollam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Alappuzha

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Change things up with a short trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Kollam to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.